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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

) #4 of 32 Restaurants in Cambria ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood, Soups
6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
+1 805-927-4514
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (134 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
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1 - 10 of 1,190 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always great food. We never miss a chance to come here. it's not cheap but well worth it. We love to sit at the bar and watch the chefs work. Be aware that it is CASH ONLY here.

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Terrific rustic atmosphere and location by the Pacific Ocean. Yummy Oysters and the outside sitting/waiting area wonderful for pre dinner drinkies. Excellent Seafood!

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always have fun here! The guys behind the oyster bar are so friendly and remember us each year. The food is amazing, the scallops were the best I have ever had!

Thank _dcwitteman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please do eat here guys, it's worth waiting a long time but you'll get serious food and a unique experience if you watch the kitchen guys at work at the oyster bar. Delicious oysters and a great swordfish

Thank pagnusson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there early and stand in line. The line goes fast so don't freak out when you see the line at 5:30 pm! Also bring cash. They do not take credit cards! But excellent service and food! don't miss out on the treasure.

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There must have been a village idiots convention at sea chest oyster bar last Saturday. To our huge surprise people were queuing up from 4pm for a 5.30pm sitting - you can't book in advance. The line was long and the first sitting filled up...More

7  Thank costelloeorla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Sea Chest did not disappoint! We arrived around 5:15 to a huge line,(moves very quickly at 5:30) restaurant opens at 5:30.... we were hoping to put our name in for the 7-7:30 seating. We were lucky and got our name in! Drove back at...More

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This seems to be the hot spot in town. So hot that there's a 1.5 hour wait for a table. They do provide playing cards and trivial pursuit cards while youre waiting in the bar (wine only). Finally seated, we had the halibut and the...More

1  Thank namllu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

wow, we live in a fishing town, loaded with great seafood places. but we came 150 to try this one. and we'd drive it (one way) again. unbelievably great, and really friendly folks! thanks sea chest!!!

Thank 290glennr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tip: put your name on the list early, as they don't take reservations. Then when you comeback, you'll be at the top. Amazing sunset. My son ordered the swordfish and I ordered the mako (to show him how close they are in taste). Both came...More

Thank NippaW
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Judy G
24 April 2017|
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Response from avoma42 | Reviewed this property |
The parking is "ify" I'd suggest google maping the street so you can see what's there - once there allow yourself time to find a place to park, and pretty much count on a small walk to the restaurant. But, it's a... More
7 February 2017|
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Response from Traveler29TT29 | Reviewed this property |
No it does not.
victoria t
23 November 2015|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
All of the answers provided are correct. However, if you want to dine later in the evening you can stop by early and they will put you on the list for around the time you want.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4514
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